Zukerman leaving Vail music festival
VAIL, Colorado –Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman will step down following the 2010 season.
She has held the position since 1998. A flutist, writer, TV journalist, arts administrator and teacher, Zukerman’s goals in Vail were to expand the festival. During her 12 years, she has helped to create residencies in Vail for the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
World-renowned soloists and chamber musicians appear at the festival and audience attendance has doubled over these dozen years. Zukerman’s projects in all of her various fields of interest continue.
“I loved the 12 years I’ve spent with the people of Vail and the superb international musicians, and I look forward to 2010, my 13th, and final season,” Zukerman said. “I’m very proud of the work our great team has accomplished, the results of these wonderful years speak for themselves, and I feel this is the right time for me to move on.”
Board Chairman Alan Kosloff says, “Over the last twelve years, we have greatly enjoyed working with Eugenia, a renowned musician, author, journalist and teacher. The festival has benefited from her artistic leadership and her goal of raising its artistic level. We wish her well in her future endeavors.”
John Giovando, executive director of the festival added, “Eugenia has been a wonderful asset to the festival over the many years of her tenure. Her intellectual humor, charm and professionalism will be missed by both the Bravo Festival and the Vail Valley community.”
A search committee has been formed and is proceeding to identify candidates for the position.
Bravo’s 23rd Season in 2010 will open with a special concert featuring world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on June 25 and continue through Aug. 4. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic will be in residence at the festival together with world class soloists and chamber musicians. For information on the 2010 Season, call 877-812-5700 or visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.